So-called smart guns are anything but. Who among us has a computer that runs flawlessly, aside from needing electricity, and constant vigilance against malware and other malicious software, right?
Just imagine what a “smart gun” would be like with sensitive computer electronics inside.
You want yet another reason why so-called “smart guns” aren’t so smart?
(The UK Register) – What if, instead of trying to control the sale of guns – a political impossibility in America – weapon use were enforced by a complex combination of electronics, WiFi communications and policy enforcement?
That’s what researchers from the University of Delaware are proposing, asking in essence whether technology offers a way to hack around the Second Amendment. In this paper at Arxiv, Marcos Portnoi and Chien-Chung Shen of the university’s Department of Computer and Information Science propose a combination of wireless security and encrypted broadcast to enforce gun safety.
Wireless-Delimited Secure Zones with Encrypted Attribute-Based Broadcast for Safe Firearms draws on the idea that if computers are now reliable enough for cars, medicine and fly-by-wire aircraft, they are probably reliable enough to provide a framework to cut down mass shootings.
Because we know that criminals are all going to be packing “smart” guns that can be disabled by radio frequency messages, right?
More skittle-crapping magic unicorn make-believe in the anti-gun liberals’ utopia.